Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Jun 2013 21:47 UTC
Legal The former NSA employee - a man in military service in the US for a decade - has revealed himself in an interview with The Guardian. "The NSA has built an infrastructure that allows it to intercept almost everything. With this capability, the vast majority of human communications are automatically ingested without targeting. If I wanted to see your emails or your wife's phone, all I have to do is use intercepts. I can get your emails, passwords, phone records, credit cards. I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things [...] I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under." He did it out of a sense of civic duty. He's in Hong Kong, and doesn't expect to ever see home again. Poor guy.
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Marathon bombings
by Gullible Jones on Tue 11th Jun 2013 01:57 UTC
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Say, has anyone wondered yet how the Marathon bombers got past all this surveillance? Whilst reading Al Qaeda's newsletters and shit?

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RE: Marathon bombings
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 11th Jun 2013 05:34 in reply to "Marathon bombings"
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Simple: The U.S. government apparently has "better" things to be doing like mass surveillance of its own citizens and getting drug busts instead of... oh, I don't know... taking the Russian government seriously when it asks the FBI to seriously keep an eye on the to-be bombers for suspected terrorist activity.

The U.S. Government can't even take one suspected terrorist seriously; I don't know what exactly they expect to find with such obscene amounts of surveillance data. Never mind the fact the Boston Marathon bombers' mother is seemingly no angel either--having been arrested for shoplifting in June 2012, for trying to steal about $2000 worth of clothes.

The government's too busy filling the jails with drug offenders and secretly building a surveillance state to even care, it seems to me. But, they'll just say, it's all in the name of "security."

Edited 2013-06-11 05:49 UTC

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